“The individuals closest to the issue are normally the individuals closest to the answer. We wish to assist them attain it sooner.” That’s what our CEO Sundar Pichai mentioned to announce our new Grow with Google initiative final month, and that’s one of many the reason why we created the Google.org Impact Challenge, which asks native nonprofits to share how they might make their group a greater place.

Today we’re opening up the Google.org Impact Challenge Pittsburgh, which is particularly targeted on nonprofits working to create financial alternative within the Pittsburgh space. As Mayor Bill Peduto says, “If it’s not for all, it’s not for us,” and as a Pittsburgher, I’m personally excited in regards to the Challenge as a result of I do know we’ve got extra work to do to create alternative for everybody. I’ve been fortunate to name Pittsburgh dwelling for the final 20 years, and as one of many web site leads for the Pittsburgh workplace, I wish to see this group proceed to develop and thrive.

The Pittsburgh Challenge will award $250,000 to nonprofits doing good work in Allegheny County, PA, with probably the most out-of-the-box and impactful concepts. Together with a panel of native advisors, which I’m honored to serve on, Google.org will choose 4 winners that can every obtain Google coaching and $50,000 grant. The Pittsburgh group will then be invited to vote on which mission they consider may have the best affect locally, and the winner of that public vote will obtain a further $50,000.

I’ll be working with the next native leaders who additionally will function advisors:

  • Charlie Batch, Founder, Best of the Batch Foundation; Co Founder, Impellia; and Former Pittsburgh Steeler
  • Mary Frances Cooper, President and Director, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
  • Grant Oliphant, President, The Heinz Endowments

Qualifying nonprofits can submit their proposals on our web site beginning right now via December 31, 2017.

Pittsburgh is thought for its ingenuity, and for individuals who have the expertise, grit and dedication to suppose massive. Google was one of many first tech corporations to ascertain a presence within the metropolis, and greater than 500 Googlers work out of the outdated Nabisco manufacturing unit in Bakery Square. Now, we’re excited to work along with Pittsburgh-area nonprofits to create alternative all through the area. If you understand any terrific nonprofits in Pittsburgh, please encourage them to use right now. I can’t wait to see our group’s concepts.

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